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Being Uncomfortable for Change #ceosleepout2016

The Sun International CEOSleepOut 2016 Have you ever asked yourself – am I truly a change agent? Will my actions help transform the world around me? It is all too easy to become disheartened by the poverty which surrounds us. When there are so many to give to, can you give and then disconnect? Is it as simple as pressing snooze, or do you ask yourself, like I do, does it really have to be like this? I believe that…

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Becoming Risk Intelligent

The world we live in is defined by two aspects: risk and reward. Do you dare to make dangerous decisions in business, or would you follow Warren Buffet’s cautious ideology about avoiding risk to avoid the probability of profit loss. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and ask the following questions: Are the risks we don’t take our greatest mistakes? Are we emotionally influenced because we’re not essentially “risk literate”? And how do you correctly manage risk – is it…

Business Social Responsibility

Philanthropy – a tool for changing the world.

“In the past, people separated investing and philanthropy. You made money, and then you made up for it by giving it away. But now smart investors are seeing the holistic opportunities to make real impact and profit in the ecosystem of socially good, for-profit business,” says Ramona Liberoff, CEO of Spring accelerator, which accelerates its businesses by transforming the lives of adolescent girls living in poverty across East Africa and South Asia. Today as business leaders we are not only…

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Cloudseed Botswana connecting the African Youth Games in Gaborone 2014

As the African Youth Games draw to a close, looking back it has been an exciting and rewarding experience. As proud sponsors Cloudseed Botswana together with Botswana Post have supplied free Wi-Fi Zones to over 5500 people including athletes, delegates and the media for the duration of the African Youth Games in Gaborone. The WiFi Zones have provided people the opportunity to share their victories, disappointments and gain the support needed to handle the many hurdles facing professional sports people…

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The case for CSR and Traditional Branding

Brand a marketing program effectively to increase profitability I am a leading businessman in South Africa and own numerous companies here. I’m constantly looking for innovative ways to grow my business but at the same time capture the loyalty and imagination of people in and outside of our existing sphere of influence.  I was recently reading a fascinating case study on Levi Strauss and their Corporate Social Responsibility and did further investigation on their operations in South Africa. I found…

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Corporate Social Responsibility – Seek the Opportunity

I recently came across a study by the public relations and marketing firm Cone Communications and Echo Research which revealed that “corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now a reputational imperative, with more than 90 percent of shoppers worldwide likely to switch to brands that support a good cause, given similar price and quality.

Business Social Responsibility

The Rise of Corporate Brand Nation

Corporate Brand Today I’m discussing the nature of the deep reform that I believe business must lead—nothing less than revamping the entire culture of an organization from ‘short term capitalism to long-term capitalism’. This changes the fundamental ways we manage, and lead corporations as enablers of ‘Corporate Brand Nations’.  And this in turn changes how we view business’s value and its role in society.